I once borrowed a friend's normal inlines/rollerblades and found them really fun. It felt like skating (I love the feeling of skating).
I was wondering whether using rollerblades just for normal stroking and maybe some crossovers would damage my ability to figure skate. I wouldn't get the "figure" rollerblades like PICs because I don't want to use them to actually practise figure skating, just for fun. I think I'd find a good-quality second hand set of rollerblades and might remove the heel brake because I've heard it feels strange to figure skaters and is unnecessary if you can do a t-stop.
I also wondered as a side note whether spending some more time doing skating-like movements might increase my strength and, more importantly, confidence (which is my main obstacle in skating...).